National Apple Cider Day

How could I have missed National Apple Cider Day? I have been away on a short holiday but every day is apple cider day with me. 🙂

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 National Apple Cider Day

Five Food Finds about Cider

  • The cider industry uses 45% of all apples grown in the UK
  • The UK cider industry grew nearly 200,000 tonnes of cider apples in 2010; Bulmers alone has 10,000 acres of cider apple orchards under its control
  • There are more than 300 varieties of cider apple grown in the UK – all with the sole purpose of making cider
  • Varieties include Foxwhelp, Brown Snout, Ball’s Bittersweet, Kingston Black, Merrylegs and Slack-ma-Girdle
  • Cider apples are different from dessert apples in that they contain tannin, which is also found in coffee and red wine. It gives the cider a full-bodied flavour and drying of the mouth (astringency)

Today’s Food History

on this day in…

1307 The legendary William Tell shot an apple from his son’s head.
1810 Asa Gray was born. A leading American botanist of his time a a strong supporter…

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